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In an age when punters think the only bookmakers are those faceless ones online, it is reassuring to know that there are still independent bookies working at racecourses.
Geoff Banks is such a man. It is in his blood. His father was a famous on course bookie and Geoff is now also a legend in his own lunchtime.
Outspoken, and not afraid to speak up against those who run the sport, Geoff cares passionately about the future of racing and about the future of on course bookmaking.
Such men and women cannot benefit from the tax benefits of the big companies who operate from the likes of Gibraltar.
Recently, I sat down for an hour long on camera chat with Geoff Banks. We discussed the hot topics that surround racing right now. Small field races, the growing number of all weather meetings, drugs administered to horses and much more.
In later episodes of our conversation you will hear Geoff criticise The Racing Post newspaper and give clues as to why you may wish to think twice before betting on races staged at Wolverhampton.
But, in this first part, he answers your questions sent to me via Twitter. And he has a right go at champion trainer Nicky Henderson (pictured above)
Watch the 20 minute interview here and, please, feel free to leave your comments.
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